In fall 2012 students had a unique opportunity to take the course
"Human Trafficking: An Interdisciplinary Approach."
Students were interested in not only understanding how and why human trafficking occurs, but were also interested in being a part of the solution. The College of Nursing's Center for Global and Public Health, the Department of Communication (CLA&S), and the Villanova School of Law offered an interdisciplinary learning experience focused on the global phenomenon and human rights crisis of human trafficking.
Students had the opportunity to: (1) learn in a collaborative, team-taught and multidisciplinary setting through the participation of faculty and peers from across the University; (2) engage in experiential learning by applying classroom knowledge to real world applications via advocacy activities and training programs; and (3) gain a global perspective about the issues surrounding human trafficking, including legal, medical, and communicative implications.
Students also had the opportunity to advocate for anti-trafficking measures through the creation and implementation of educational materials and training programs for the health care community that highlight the identification of and response to victims’ needs and constraints.